Field & Stream 40L External Frame Pack
Get ready for your next wilderness trek or scouting trip with the Field & Stream® External Frame Pack. Customize your fit with the adjustable shoulder straps, frame length, back pad, sternum strap and hip belt for ultimate comfort during your hike. This pack features a bevy of organizational features, including a front panel pocket, four external pockets, two hip belt accessory pockets and bottom half-moon opening with a daisy chain.
- Lightweight aluminum frame won't weigh you down
- Front-panel loading
- Frame length can be adjusted from 33"-36"
- Shoulder straps can be adjusted to three different widths for versatility
- Adjustable 8"x12" padded back pad
- Adjustable sternum strap
- Hip belt can be adjusted to 56"
- Integral extender bar
- Front panel pocket with zip cover and grab handle
- 4 external pockets including 2 mesh water bottle pockets
- 2 hip belt accessory pockets
- Internal storage pocket
- 4-slot lash tab
- Bottom half moon opening with zipper cover and daisy chain
- Internal divider with pass-through sides
- Capacity: 40L/ 2460 cu in
- Bag dimensions: 20.5" x 14.75"
- Carry weight: 5 lbs
- Style #: CEH00886
- Field & Stream
Country of Origin: ChinaWeb ID: 15514076
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 34 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Woody Boy Scout Perfection! This was purchased for my 11 yr. old son for Scouts. It has proven to be the perfect pack for a youth with room to grow. The external frame expands to accommodate growth, the size allows him to finally pack everything on the recommended list into a single bag that he can still manage. The external frame gives him endless options for attaching additional gear as needed and will allow the bag to continue in functional use well into adulthood. This truly is the perfect Scout bag that will be a purchase to last for many years to come. We have tested the bag on mountain hikes and Scout camping trips it functions wonderfully the well padded shoulder and waste pads maintain comfort and allow for balancing the weight. November 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JeffK Best external pack I've tried. Only have an issue with the belt and strap padding I do love the pack. Its capacity and storage options are unrivaled by other external packs. The belt padding could use an upgrade as well as the should straps. If this had better padding in those areas as well as better breathing in the back rest, I'd probably never upgrade. I'd still recommend this pack to anyone looking to use it for hunting, hiking under five days, or as a camping backpack to keep everything all together in one spot. July 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by hiker43 great pack! i have wanted this backpack for a good while and i finally got it. i have hiked and used backpacks for 30+ years and this is by far a well built pack. just figured i woud let everyone know it is definitly worth the money. June 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by edcomdo this is the greatest external frame backpack currently This backpack feels so much better than the top of the line internal backpacks because it packs well, its got a beautiful color and frame assembly, it all ties in with the feel and quality of this backpack. I love it June 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scott Best backpack for backpacking, is comfortable They don't make much external frame backpacks anymore and that's a bad thing because internal frame backpacks lack a lot of good features you get from an external backpacks. Jansport used to be the leader in external backpacks and even today those old frame backpacks are still good but if want you new, this Field & Stream does the job and it does it well. Internal frame backpacks lack where you can't pack certain things, where everything is hanging outside and that is a complete disadvantage. If you got a 10lb or 20lb tent with poles, a folding light weight backpack chairs, backpack solar panels, pots & pans, backpack shovels are etc things you can't put inside an internal pack but with this backpack you can and today there are things that are getting lighter than 20 years ago (like big tents, chairs, stoves are better today but that does mean you can't put everything in an internal backpack) but there are things you may really want to hike in and an external is your best friend. Sure top of the line internal backpacks are slick looking but they lack the real features you really need in hiking in an expedition and personally I don't know why they don't make more size models in this Field & Stream backpack because they do a fantastic job with its construction compared to Kelty external backpacks and you even could go ever further if you wanted a carbon fiber frame instead of the aluminum frame, a bike store may have carbon fiber poles that they could modify it to make it ever lighter but to be honest this backpack is already light. I really thank Field & Stream for making such a great backpack but also the price, the price, it's very cheap and it's great quality too. June 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by rugbyjz Great Boy scout bag My parents git me this bag for Christmas a few years ago and u wanted a internal farm bag but when I git this bag it was nice Anson liked it. I liked it because it is roomy enough for summer camp and overnights I am a 5 foot 9 200 pound bog and this bag fits me perfectly and j live that external fram bags you can always find a way to strap 1 more thing onto it. June 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by RevRon77 Great pack I purchased this pack for an overnight hike. Good quality. External frame makes it easy to attach things to. I only wish it was a little bigger, but it held everything I needed. Field & Stream does not disappoint. June 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edcomdo This is one built backpack The frame is well made, you have the top ledge you can place either heavy tents or other stuff that wouldn't fit in an internal bag and plus you have the bottom area of the frame that also comes in handy to still pack external gear that also wouldn't fit in an internal pack. Hats off to Field & Steam for still making external backpacks because not as many of these around anymore and I think they should still continue to make external frame backpacks because there are many advantages of an external backpack you have over an internal pack, this one wins the test, worth every penny. May 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oxforduniversity Great bag, great for long trips, much better than an internal pack. Man for the price this bag is wonderful, I mean it's a great bag. Listen I can any bag I want, any price, I can afford it but to be honest, I love this bag more than the best internal bag out there. I'm also a big fan of the original Jansport external backpacks also but for Field & Stream, this is a great backpack for adults too, it's especially great for scouting. With the money you save, you can spend on the light down sleeping bag, down jacket, peak 1 stove @ peak 1 lantern, light cot, tent, you name is, that's the benefit of external backpacks, you can bring everything an internal pack, your limited. This big is a great choice, in fact I would pay $400 for this bag if that was the price because I like it so much. Give it a try, backpacking with this backpack is fun and enjoyable, I think you'll love it. May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jeremy13 Great value for the price I have nothing bad to say about this pack. For the price, it's a really great value. The pack and frame are durably made, lightweight, and utilitarian. There is nothing on this pack that you won't use. If there is one draw-back it's that the pack is not made to be completely removed from the frame(at least without your in home mods) which would be really useful in an emergency situation. With it's easily adjustable frame and straps it fits everyone in my family comfortably. May 8, 2015